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W.J. ‘Jack’ Dowen 
W.J. "Jack" Dowen, 89, of Caldwell, died Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at a Caldwell assisted living center, after a long battle with cancer. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 9, 1999, at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. Pastor Philip Bohlken will officiate, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. 
Jack was born January 16, 1910, at Chinook, Montana, to Rupert and Mildred Dowen. Jack was one of thirteen children and he graduated from Chinook High School in 1929. He married Dorothy Lois Hay on November 27, 1935, in Lewistown, Montana. They had four children together, all boys. The family lived in Lewistown until 1953, when they moved to Boise. After two years in Boise, they came to Caldwell, where Jack worked for Burns Chevrolet.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, of 61 years, his parents, three brothers and five sisters. 
He is survived by one sister, Alta Mallon of Havre, MT; three brothers, Jimmy of Havre, MT, Val of Everett, WA and Frank of Chinook, MT; four sons, Jerry, Larry and his wife, Sharon, Mike, and Bob and his wife, Ginger, all of Caldwell; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Grandpa loved to stream fish for trout in Montana, and hunted pheasants and geese when the family moved to Idaho. He spent many hours watching from a distance when he was no longer able to participate.
We’ll feel your presence every time we are in the goose pit, and we’ll still be watching for that slow moving white Chevrolet pulling into the shop area to keep everyone in line. We’ll miss the morning coffee and the afternoon tea breaks. We love you. We will miss you.
 
Isaac Perez Timmons 
Isaac Perez Timmons, infant son of Jennie Timmons and Isidro Perez, was born Saturday, October 2, 1999 and died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at a Boise hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999, at the Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 
Isaac is survived by his parents; a sister, Kylie Timmons; maternal grandparents, Jerry and Terri Timmons; paternal grandparents, Armando and Delia Perez, all of Caldwell; great-grandparents; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Isaac
Our baby was an important part
of our family and lived in our
hopes and dreams.
Although we said “hello” we also
Said “goodbye.” We love this
Child and we will never forget.

 
Daniel J. Hurlbert 
Daniel J. Hurlbert, 56, of Nampa, died Sunday, October 3, 1999, at home of natural causes. Memorial services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa. Cremation was under the direction of the Flahiff Crematory, Caldwell. 
Daniel was born May 14, 1943, at Antigo, Wisconsin, a son of Gilbert and Adeline Novak Hurlbert. He was reared and educated in Antigo and joined the U.S. Army in 1960. He served in Vietnam and was discharged in 1969. He received three Purple Hearts and the Army commendation medal. He married Mary Moller on September 14, 1963 in Antigo, Wisconsin. After the service he attended Brown Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota and obtained a degree in electronics and engineered radio stations throughout Wisconsin and Idaho. He also worked as a D.J., and was known as Dave Reynolds.
They moved to Nampa in 1973. He enjoyed fishing and camping immensely.
He was involved in the Jaycees and was an ambassador diplomat and senator in the Idaho Jaycees community work. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #18, Nampa and the Zion Lutheran Church, Nampa.
Memorials may be given to the Zion Lutheran School, 1012 12th Avenue Rd., Nampa, ID 83686.
He is survived by his wife, Mary of Nampa; two sons, Ken Don and Wendy Hurlbert of Boise and Jarrod Hurlbert of Nampa; three brothers, Lew and Bonnie Hurlbert of Northview, MN; Richard and Penny Hurlbert of Antigo, WS; and Brian and Jan Hurlbert of Bon Aire, GA; three grandchildren, Mallory Dea, Cody and Cassie Hurlbert and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Martin “Dutch” Krueger 
Martin B. “Dutch” Krueger, 86, of Nampa, died Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at a Nampa care center. Memorial services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Martin B. “Dutch” Krueger was born on May 31, 1913 in Tilleda, Wisconsin, the son of Henry and Minnie Krueger. In 1934, he moved to Nampa. He married Wanda Breckenridge on Feb. 22, 1941 in Nampa. Following their marriage, they lived for a short time in Grandview, where Martin worked in the hay fields and Wanda cooked for the hired men. They returned to Nampa to make their home. Martin worked on a fruit ranch on Homedale Road, and also helped build the Sugar Factory. He worked for Ed Tiegs for 7 years. They moved to an acreage on Airport Road where they made their home for 38 years. Martin worked for C-B Oil Co. for 30 years and retired in 1976. While living on their acreage on Airport Road, Martin built a new brick home. In 1981 they moved into town.
Martin loved to fish and with his family, enjoyed their boat and motor home, taking many trips to Cascade Lake. Martin was a member of the Gem Sprouts Good Sams Club and the Snake River Stampede Card Club. He also did volunteer work at the Nampa Senior Citizens Center.
He is survived by: his wife, Wanda Krueger of Nampa; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Paula Krueger of Homedale and Jerry and Linda Krueger of Nampa; A sister and brother-in-law, Hilda and Orval Cherry of Nampa; A grandson, John Krueger of Homedale; Two granddaughters & Eight great grandchildren of Anchorage, AK; Two nieces, Charlotte Cooke of Nampa and Gloria Goldback of Arizona; Two nephews, Gene Cherry of Texas and Marvin Wangelin of Nampa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
 
Angelita Vigil 
Angelita Escobedo Vigil, 101, of Parma, died peacefully and in God’s grace, Sunday, October 3, 1999. Vigil services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 1999, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 8, 1999, at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church, Parma. Interment will follow at the Parma Cemetery, Parma. 
Angelita E. Vigil was born August 2, 1898, at Doctor Arroyo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Pablo and Sevirana Fraga Escobedo. She was reared and educated in Alamo, Texas. She married Mariano Vigil on October 29, 1920, in Alamo, Texas. They made Alamo their home until her husband Mariano passed away in 1943. She then lived with her sister Eluteria and her grandchildren, the Ortiz Family, when they came to Idaho in 1953.
She was a member of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Parma.
Angelita will be deeply missed by all of her grandchildren, the Ortiz Family. May God have her in His loving hands.
Survivors include three sisters and one brother, Sara Leal, Ricarda Izquierdo, Juan Escobedo all of Alamo TX; and Marciana Banda of Mendota, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four sisters, two brothers and one grand nephew.
We Love you Grandma and you will always be in our hearts! We will not say Good bye, but until later, when we shall meet again.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
 
Ferdinand F. Zechmann 
Ferdinand F. Zechmann, 72, died peacefully of natural causes on Sunday, October 3, 1999, at a local nursing home. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, October 7, 1999, at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens, Boise. Services are under the direction of Cloverdale Funeral Home. 
Ferdinand was born February 11, 1927, at Foster, Nebraska. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He then worked in saw mills in Oregon and Idaho.
Ferdinand is survived by one brother, Victor Zechmann, of Osmond, Nebraska; one sister, Margaret Colson of Boise, Idaho, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and seven brothers.
Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.
 
Robert ‘Bob’ Burrell 
Robert “Bob” L. Burrell passed away suddenly at a Caldwell hospital, Friday, October 1, 1999. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 6, 1999, at the Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. 
Bob was born November 1, 1926, at Caldwell, Idaho, to Lawrence and Ethel Burrell. He attended school in Caldwell and graduated from Caldwell High in 1944. He was active in athletics and also participated in the band and French club. He joined the Navy and served two years as a Radarman, 3rd Class on the USS Caney, stationed in the South Pacific. After an honorable discharge in 1946, he attended the Woodbury Business College in Los Angles. He returned to Caldwell in 1948. Shortly thereafter he began his banking career at First National Bank in Caldwell. He married Beverly Jean Kennedy in 1959. In 1968 he was appointed manager of the Bank of Idaho in Wilder and later manager of the Nampa branch. He retired in 1981 as a Vice President in Caldwell.
Bob spent his many retirement years enjoying golf and his many golfing friends. He was active in numerous community activities including Vice President of the Idaho Golf Angels; Caldwell Exchange Club; and past member of the Elks Lodge.
He is survived by his two sons, Robert Jr. of Rapid City, S.D.; and Steve of Boise; a step-son, Kelly Kennedy of Boise; a step-daughter, Terry Jensen of Vale, OR; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Richard Riordan of Nampa; two nieces; and a nephew.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Elks Rehabilitation Hospital, American Diabetes Association, or the charity of your choice.
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
 
Robert A. Morris Sr. 
Robert A. Morris Sr., 60, of Nampa, died Saturday, October 2, 1999 at a Nampa care center after a courageous battle from cancer. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, October 6, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. Burial will follow at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. Services are under the direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
He was born in Twin Falls, Idaho on September 5, 1939 to John T. and Thelma Morris. He went to school in Hawthorne, Nevada up until the eighth grade. He moved back to Twin Falls in 1952 and went to work for Russell Biggs Bean Warehouse.
He met Betty Jean McCallister in Twin Falls in 1966. They were married February 6, 1969 in Twin Falls. They had three sons, Robert A. Morris Jr., David E. Morris and Jerry L. Morris. They moved to Nampa in 1982. He worked for J.R. Simplot in Caldwell and Flying J. Travel Plaza in Boise and later in Caldwell until his battle from cancer forced him to quit working.
He enjoyed fishing, going to car races, going dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Robert is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty Jean; two sons, Robert A. Morris Jr. and his wife Connie, and their son, Joshua; David E. Morris and his wife Tawnya, and their infant daughter, Shanel all of Nampa; step-mother, Elva Morris of Hawthorne, Nev.; brothers, Richard Morris of Port Angeles, Wash., Junior Morris of Hawthorne, Nev., Francis Morris of Winnemucca, Nev., and Jim Morris.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry, his mother, and his father.
Friends may call from 3 until 9 p.m., Tuesday, October 5, 1999 at Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
 
Kenneth Smith 
Kenneth Edwin Smith, 86 of Boise, died October 1, 1999, at St. Alphonsus Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, at 10 a.m. under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Private burial will be at Terrace Lawn Cemetery. 
Kenneth Edwin Smith was born May 18, 1913, south of Boise in an area known as Ten Mile, to Nathan Seward Smith and Ella Ann Peck. He was raised in Nampa. Ken attended school in Nampa through junior high school and graduated from high school in Fairfield, Idaho. He attended Old Methodist College in Gooding, Idaho.
Ken married Ethel Ann Barr on May 26, 1936, in Boise, Idaho. They lived in the Boise-Nampa-Caldwell area until 1950. He worked for Standard Oil Company in Nampa and Ontario until 1940. He went into the petroleum business in Caldwell until 1946, at which time he moved to Nampa and worked for Julius Kliener. In 1950, he built the Model Market in Mountain Home, Idaho. While in the grocery business, he started buying and developing commercial properties. In 1962, he sold the grocery store, moved to Boise and continued to develop commercial properties in the area.
Ken’s favorite pastime and hobby was motorhome travel. He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He was a member of Family Motor Coach Association and was its National Director for many years. He was instrumental in starting the Snake River Chapter of FMCA.
Ken and Ethel formed many memorable friendships as they traveled to motorhome rallies, as well as the close circle of friends they had in the valley. After Ethel passed away in 1993, Ken and Margaret Annon, a close friend for many years, became companions. They spent the last six years traveling and remaining close to their old friends. Ken and Margaret and their families were very close, and he was very fond of Jim and Dewetta Coon, Margaret’s daughter and son-in-law.
Ken is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Charlotte Smith of Federal Way, WA; and a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Craig Sheets of Boise; and by eight grandchildren, Brad Smith, Ellensburg, WA, Angela (Smith) Ainsworth, Auburn, WA, Ann-Marie (Smith) Cushing, Port Angeles, WA, Ronni (Sheets) Huff, Nampa, ID, Traci (Sheets) Berreth, Pocatello, ID, Debbie Wahl, Auburn, WA, Andrea Maes, Tacoma, WA, and Stacey Perrin, Kent, WA. He is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; by two brothers, Ted Smith of Ballard, WA, and Ray Smith of Nampa, ID; and by three sisters, Cora Hamilton of Boise, ID, Ella Gaussion of San Francisco, CA, and Peggy Clay of Sun City, AZ.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; brothers, Mervin and Ormand and sister, Elva.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to a favorite charity of your choice.
 
Leona M. Price 
Leona M. Price of Nampa, Idaho, passed away Saturday Oct. 2, 1999, at Saint Al's Hospital in Boise, Idaho. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. October 6, 1999, at the Cloverdale Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastor Darrell Beddoe of Whitney Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Terrace Lawn Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday at Cloverdale Funeral Home. 
Leona was born on July the 8th, 1922 in Sumner, Nebraska, to William and Mabel LaPlante Kutsch. Leona attended Sumner schools till graduation in 1939. Leona married Dean H. Price of Ansley, Nebraska, on May 18, 1943, in Tacoma, Washington, prior to serving in the Philippines from August 1944 to December 1945. After being discharged from the Army in 1945 Dean and Leona returned to Sumner, Nebraska, and farmed till 1949. At that time they moved to Idaho to make their home. Before moving to Idaho, Jeanne was born in November of 1946.
Leona was a homemaker till 1958 when she started working for the Boise Elks Club until 1962. Then she started working for Dr. R. Dwayne Moulton of Boise. She retired from that position in 1984. She thoroughly loved her job with Dr. Moulton because she had the opportunity to meet and get to know so many people. Leona was a "People person" and always found good in everyone, just like the Moultons.
While in Idaho, Leona and Dean brought into the world two more children. With three children to raise, Jeanne, Dean Jr. and Jana, Dean Sr. and Leona spent most of their time not only making a living but giving the gift of real life experiences to them. Camping trips, vacation trips to name a few, but always experiences that were family related, even the sacrifice of giving up other material things in life.
After retirement Leona's life revolved around family and their summer retreat cabin in Cascade, Idaho, on West Mountain. Many hours of enjoyment were spent there, with the help of family and friends. Love of her grandchildren made her life special and meaningful to the end. She will be missed for her loving attitude not only to her family but her many friends as well.
Leona is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Richard Sloneker of Nampa; a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Marilyn Price of Nampa; a daughter and son-in-law, Jana and Doug Young of Meridian; grandchildren, Corey Price and wife Kelly of Nampa, Miranda Price of Nampa and Justin and Cameron Young of Meridian; also a sister-in-law, Dorothy Weidner of Broken Bow, Nebraska, a brother-in-law, William Price of Broken Bow, Nebraska, and numerous cousins in Nebraska. Leona had many special friends in her neighborhood, Historical Society, FOCUS, her "brunch bunch" and two special lifetime friends, Elaine Anderson of Meridian and Wanda Morrison of Kearney, Nebraska.
Leona was preceded in death by her husband, Dean H. Price Sr., and her brother, Louis Kutsch.
Memorials may be sent to Hope House in Nampa, 11461 Lone Star Rd., Nampa, ID 83651, or to a favorite charity.
 
Alfred Berheim 
Alfred Berheim, 99 of Kuna, died Thursday at a Meridian care center of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, October 4, 1999, at the Lutheran Brethren Church, 730 W. Roosevelt, Nampa. Pastor Harold Tjelta will officiate and burial will follow at Kuna Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian. 
Alfred was born September 24, 1900, at Brown County, S. Dakota. He married Pearl Hall June 15, 1933. They lived in S. Dakota before moving to Star, ID in 1946. In 1948, the family moved to Kuna, where they raised their family.
Some of Alfred’s favorite pastimes were gardening and trapping gophers. He loved to work and was still driving and riding his bike at age 97.
He attended the Lutheran Brethren Church at Nampa, was a longtime active member of the Kuna Grange and the Kuna Senior Citizen Center.
Survivors include his four children, Donna and Harold Koch of Meridian, Donald and Helen Berheim of Irene, S. Dakota, Ardella and Eric Dorsey and Rodney and Carol Berheim, all of Kuna. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Swanson of Oaks, N. Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, three sisters, five brothers and his parents.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday at the Chapel of the Chimes, Meridian.
 
Anna Marie Carter 
Anna Marie Carter, 76 of Nampa, died Friday, October 1, 1999, at a Nampa care center. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, October 4, 1999, at Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. Services are under the direction of Persons Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Anna was born on October 15, 1922, in Mt. View, Wyoming, a daughter of James Van Allen and Anna Georgianna Carter. She was raised in Oregon, but lived most of her life in Idaho.
She will be missed deeply by her family.
Survivors include two sons, Michael G. Toms, of Paul, ID and Joseph E. Toms, of Boise, ID; ten grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Her parents, three brothers, three sisters and a daughter, Mary Ann Allcott, preceded her in death.
 
Ella Mae Gross 
Ella Mae Gross, 76 of Nampa, loved wife and mother went home to eternal rest on Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, having passed away at the Mercy Hospice House in Nampa. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999 at the Meridian Church of Christ, 1555 N. Linder Rd. J.J. Mitchell will officiate. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Glenn Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry, Idaho. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
Ella Mae Gross was born on May 27, 1923, in Atkins, Arkansas, the daughter of William Washington Davis and Jessie Gertrude (Owens) Davis. She was raised on a farm in Arkansas and attended school at Prairie Grove where she was an excellent student. She was a hard worker, starting in the cotton fields at age 6. She and Bill were married on June 7, 1939, and recently celebrated their 60th anniversary. They moved to Idaho in 1947, and to Nampa in 1965. 
She was a member of the Church of Christ, helping to build and establish the church in Mountain Home and was the house Mother to 12 children in an orphanage sponsored by the church. She loved to fish, garden and travel.
Ella is survived by her husband, Bill of Nampa; 1 son and daughter-in-law, Don and Anne Gross, Fruitland, ID; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Roger Taylor, Nampa; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Earl Davis and a sister, Betty Holland.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. and on Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the kind hands that have taken care of our wife and mom at the Hospice House and suggest memorial contributions be made to continue their good work. Memorials may be sent to Mercy Hospice House in care of Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th. Ave. Rd., Nampa, ID 83686.

Marion ‘M.J.’ Moore 
Marion J. “M.J.” Moore, 89, formerly of Caldwell, died peacefully Sept. 30th in Boise. Graveside services will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell with the Rev. John Mars officiating. 
He was born December 9, 1909, in Nampa, Idaho to Bert and Ethel Moore. He married June L. Mulberry in 1928, at Blackfoot and they lived in the Idaho Falls area. In 1942, they moved to New Plymouth where they farmed. In 1946, they moved to Caldwell where they farmed until retiring. June passed away in 1982. Marion married Josephine Stefanides in 1984, and they lived at the Caldwell Farm until recently.
He was well known for his farming abilities and his beautiful farm. He was well liked by everyone that met him. He always had a smile on his face and made everyone around him smile.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine, of Boca Raton, Florida; a son, Marvin G. “ Marty” Moore and wife, Lorraine of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Phyllis Lytle of Spokane, Wash.; 2 brothers, Dean Moore of Oregon and Lowell Moore of Idaho Falls; five grandchildren and many great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Flahiff Funeral Chapel from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. to Noon Monday. Friends and Family are asked to meet at the cemetery Monday.

Andij ‘Andy’ Omelian 
Andij “Andy” Omelian, 87 of Nampa, died on Thursday, Sept. 30, 1999, at a Boise care center. Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel with Pastor Robert Garber officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell. 
Andij “Andy” Omelian was born on August 10, 1912, in the Ukraine where he was raised. He married Anna Ilian in 1940, in the Ukraine. During W.W.II he and his wife were both held in captivity at labor camps. In the spring of 1950, through sponsorship of the Nampa First Mennonite Church, they came to the United States through Ellis Island. That same year they moved to Nampa where they made their home. After coming to Nampa they went into the construction business and built several homes in the Nampa area. In 1957, they both became citizens of the United States. In 1979, they retired. Mrs. Omelian preceded him in death in 1991.
Andy was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Andy is survived by his daughter, Susan Keith, Nampa; and granddaughter, Brenda and her husband, Scott McEwen and their daughter, Lois, all of Boise.
Friends may call at the Alsip Funeral Chapel on Sunday from Noon to 8 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 2676 S. Vista Ave., Boise, Idaho 83705.
 
Kenneth Smith 
Kenneth Edwin Smith, 86 of Boise, died October 1, 1999, at St. Alphonsus Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 5, 1999, at the First United Methodist Church, Cathedral of the Rockies, at 10 a.m. under the direction of Alden-Waggoner Funeral Chapel. Private burial will be at Terrace Lawn Cemetery. 
Kenneth Edwin Smith was born May 18, 1913, south of Boise in an area known as Ten Mile, to Nathan Seward Smith and Ella Ann Peck. He was raised in Nampa. Ken attended school in Nampa through junior high school and graduated from high school in Fairfield, Idaho. He attended Old Methodist College in Gooding, Idaho.
Ken married Ethel Ann Barr on May 26, 1936, in Boise, Idaho. They lived in the Boise-Nampa-Caldwell area until 1950. He worked for Standard Oil Company in Nampa and Ontario until 1940. He went into the petroleum business in Caldwell until 1946, at which time he moved to Nampa and worked for Julius Kliener. In 1950, he built the Model Market in Mountain Home, Idaho. While in the grocery business, he started buying and developing commercial properties. In 1962, he sold the grocery store, moved to Boise and continued to develop commercial properties in the area.
Ken’s favorite pastime and hobby was motorhome travel. He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. He was a member of Family Motor Coach Association and was its National Director for many years. He was instrumental in starting the Snake River Chapter of FMCA.
Ken and Ethel formed many memorable friendships as they traveled to motorhome rallies, as well as the close circle of friends they had in the valley. After Ethel passed away in 1993, Ken and Margaret Annon, a close friend for many years, became companions. They spent the last six years traveling and remaining close to their old friends. Ken and Margaret and their families were very close, and he was very fond of Jim and Dewetta Coon, Margaret’s daughter and son-in-law.
Ken is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Charlotte Smith of Federal Way, WA; and a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Craig Sheets of Boise; and by eight grandchildren, Brad Smith, Ellensburg, WA, Angela (Smith) Ainsworth, Auburn, WA, Ann-Marie (Smith) Cushing, Port Angeles, WA, Ronni (Sheets) Huff, Nampa, ID, Traci (Sheets) Berreth, Pocatello, ID, Debbie Wahl, Auburn, WA, Andrea Maes, Tacoma, WA, and Stacey Perrin, Kent, WA. He is also survived by ten great-grandchildren; by two brothers, Ted Smith of Ballard, WA, and Ray Smith of Nampa, ID; and by three sisters, Cora Hamilton of Boise, ID, Ella Gaussion of San Francisco, CA, and Peggy Clay of Sun City, AZ.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel; brothers, Mervin and Ormand and sister, Elva.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests a contribution to a favorite charity of your choice.
 
Effie I. Berends Smith 
Effie I. Berends Smith, 76, of Caldwell, died Thursday, September 30, 1999 at her home of natural causes. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, October 4, 1999 at Peaceful Valley Cemetery, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. 
Effie was born December 6, 1922, in Caldwell, Idaho, and resided in the Caldwell/Marsing area all her life. She married Buford Smith on June 12, 1946. They were married for 36 years. Buford passed away May 25, 1982. She was a member of the Followers of Christ Church. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Her greatest joys in life came from her family, friends, and making quilts.
She is survived by a sister, Velma Coffelt of Boise; a brother, Floyd Berends, Oregon City; two sons, Chris Smith of Notus and Stan Smith of Nampa; three daughters, Lyla McCoy of Nampa, Lanora Lacer of Caldwell, and Ella Meeks of Middleton; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.
 
Verla L. Jensen 
Verla Law Jensen, 82, widow of Jay Keith Jensen of New Plymouth, passed away at home unexpectedly Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999 of natural causes. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, New Plymouth. Burial will follow at Parkview Cemetery, New Plymouth. Services are under the direction of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, New Plymouth. 
Mrs. Jensen was born January 31, 1917 at Paris Idaho, to Jesse and Audrey Law. She graduated from Meridian High School and married Keith Jensen in the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1936. She was a longtime resident of New Plymouth and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a self-taught lady who loved to read and paint. She taught herself to play the piano, crochet, knit and she loved homemaking. She also had a life-long enthusiasm for genealogy work. She was a devoted mother and matriarch of a large and loving family. Her love and devotion to her family as well as her wisdom will truly be missed.
Survivors include her four children, Mrs. Gayla Norton of Boise, DeNice Jensen of Boise and New Plymouth, Leon K. Jensen of New Plymouth and Mrs. Linda Malquist of Bakersfield, Calif.; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith of 56 years.
Memorials may be made to Friends of XL Hospice of Fruitland or a favorite charity, care of Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel, PO Box 730, Payette, ID 83661.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at Shaffer-Jensen Memory Chapel. 
 
William R. “Bill” Tlucek 
William Richard “Bill” Tlucek, 66, of Nampa and formerly of Washington, D.C., died Wednesday, September 29, 1999 at the Hagelin Hospice House in Nampa. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 2, 1999 at the Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa. Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. 
He was born on October 10, 1932 in Nampa to William Stanley and Emma Cecelia Sedlacek Tlucek. He was raised and educated in Nampa, graduating from Nampa High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and served during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged he attended the University of Oklahoma. He moved to Washington, D.C. and served as Staff Assistant to Rep. Gracie Pfost. When Compton White was elected representative, Bill served him also as a Staff Assistant.
Bill served as past president of the Idaho State Society of Washington, D.C. He received a U.S. Department of Agriculture Certificate of Merit for developing educational material for the Food Stamp program in Washington, D.C. He served as Post Commander for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Post #36, American Legion. He was honored in 1987 by the National American Legion Press Association for editing a bimonthly newsletter which was judged the first place winner in the “Best Paper” contest.
In the last few years, Bill worked at the Kennedy Center until he retired on September 1, 1999 to move back to be close to family and to see in the new millennium.
He is survived by his mother, Emma C. Tlucek of Nampa; three sisters, Lily M. Archer and her husband, Ken of Marsing, Janet I. Pope and her husband, Garry of Nampa and Rose M. Ormsby of Parma; and an aunt, many nieces, nephews and cousins.


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